From Dreaming to Achieving: Raising Girls to be the Fuel for Development

By Sanjana Swaroop and Heli Haribhakti for Twisted Tiara The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on 11th of October to highlight the role and achievements of women. Since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 1995, the understanding of the role of women in society has seen a… Read More

A Little Late with Lilly Singh: What the Hype is About

Lilly Singh’s late night show was announced early this year in March, and people are losing it all over. She’s a comedy sensation who has conquered YouTube with a following of 15 million people. Then why oh why, are people surprised that she got her own show on NBC? Don’t give it a second thought;… Read More

India’s Bahu: The Many Roles of Married Women

Marriage is a complicated concept: a man and a woman vow to be together, love each other and support each other through thick and thin. It makes perfect sense when thought about abstractly, but the reality of marriage brings along many nuances. The Two People in a Marriage In India, marriage means significantly more compromise… Read More

Paradox of Pressure in a Patriarchy – A Male Perspective

By Yash Kapadia for Twisted Tiara The idea that men could have it tough in a patriarchal society, seems counterintuitive. However, it doesn’t take movies like 3 Idiots, Peepli live and Udaan to remind us of the many forms of social pressures and stresses that most Indian men are subjected to. Barring the fabled hermits… Read More

Preservers of the Planet: Hey, Solar Sister!

By Viveka Jani for Twisted Tiara Women entrepreneurs from Africa are helping increase access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa through an innovative off-grid renewable energy model. They are literally helping brighten the world and lighting the path for more women in the renewable energy sector. Energy, Development and Sustainability Access to energy is one of… Read More

Deuce! Equality on the Tennis Courts?

Who remembers, this time last year, Serena Williams made a splash at the French Open with her custom catsuit? With the WTA adopting new rules, including modernising its dress code in 2019, the conversation about the disparity between men and women in sports is refreshed. Tennis, is said to be more equal in terms of… Read More

Women, the Vote and Political Participation: A call for Equality and Empowerment

Women’s Political Empowerment Day is a celebration for women representation in Panchayati Raj Institutions, initiated by The Institute of Social Sciences in 1994. Every year, over 600 women representatives from various Panchayats in India participate in this event where local-level achievements are recognised and information about their constitutional duties and rights is shared. The aim… Read More

Paradox of Pressure in a Patriarchy – A Male Perspective

By Yash Kapadia for Twisted Tiara The idea that men could have it tough in a patriarchal society, seems counterintuitive. However, it doesn’t take movies like 3 Idiots, Peepli live and Udaan to remind us of the many forms of social pressures and stresses that most Indian men are subjected to. Barring the fabled hermits… Read More

Intersectional Champion of the Month: Dr. B R Ambedkar

Today we celebrate the 128th birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar – our Crusader for Social Justice. We remember Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar for his contribution to our constitution. We all studied about him in school, but have since forgotten the values he envisioned in an ‘independent India’.  Although his ideals have been co-opted and corrupted… Read More

Brooklyn Nine Nine: Breaking Gender Stereotypes Like a Boss

Brooklyn Nine Nine is one of those TV shows that you can watch again and again, made by some of the the same writers that have churned out brilliant comedies like Parks and Recreation, The Office and The Good Place. Never before has a cop show been such a light-hearted, ridiculous comedy with some deep… Read More